Parent Resources from FREE TIME Can Be Think Time
Resources For Families with Gifted Children
Creating a Spontaneous Thinker
Weekly Ideas for Great Discussion:
Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurman
George vs. George by Rosalyn Schanzer
Search for articles with multiple viewpoints for older students.
Developing Mathematical Thinking:
Bedtime Math Leveled Math activities for the whole family, Books, App, Ideas for Math Club & More
Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck--activities are offered in 3 levels
Fun with Roman Numerals by David A. Adler
Posing open-ended, pattern-related questions also helps expand children’s thinking and makes concept connections. Here are some samples of questions to ask:
- Do you see a pattern? Tell me about it.
- What comes next? Can you make a pattern with these different materials?
- How can we make a picture that will help us remember this pattern?
- Can you show me a pattern with your body? What would you do first? Second?
- What happens over and over again?
- How would you read this pattern?
- What would happen to the pattern if I changed ______?
Making connections through:
*National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org/
*Virginia Association for Gifted: http://www.vagifted.org/
*Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted: http://www.sengifted.org
*Hoagies Gifted Education Site: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
*The Council for Exceptional Children – The Association for the Gifted: http://www.cectag.org/
*Davidson Institute for Talent Development: http://www.davidsoninstitute.org
*Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html
* TAG is a specialized division of the Council for Exceptional Children dealing specifically with gifted. http://www.cectag.org/
*Duke's free newsletter about gifted education: www.dukegiftedletter.com
*University of Connecticut: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/
*Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: www.cty.jhu.edu
*The Belin-Blank Center provides information to parents about educational programming needs. Their Family Counseling Program provides services for families of gifted children; the Center also offers workshops and helps parents understand how they can advocate for their gifted children.
*To learn more about gifted children with dual labels (those who also have learning disabilities and/or attention disorders) you can view the "2e Twice-exceptional Newsletter" at: http://2enewsletter.com
K-12 Public Schools
*Virtual Virginia: http://www.virtualvirginia.org/
*Advanced Placement Information for Parents from the College Board: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/
*Virginia State Department of Education: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
*No Child Left Behind: http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
* A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students. A must-read report authored by Nick Colangelo, Susan Assouline, and Miraca Gross detailing years' worth of research regarding acceleration. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (View a brief PowerPoint presentation of A Nation Deceived) http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/nation_deceived/
*A calendar for parents of gifted children age 2 and up http://www.kidsource.com/gifted.calendar.html
* Excellent source for reading materials and resource materials to help understand your gifted child. http://www.freespirit.com/
*A comprehensive article by expert Linda Silverman. This is a "must read" for parents of gifted children. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/parents.gifted.html
*College planning, underachievement, adolescence, activities, and suggested reading are just a few of the topics explored. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html
*Gifted-Children.com: Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC) is an on-line parents' newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities.
* Browse through Dr. Rimm's articles covering various topics. http://www.sylviarimm.com/parentingarticles.html
*Career planning for gifted and talented youth. Addresses all ages and issues including multipotentiality. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/career_planning.html
Internet sites to visit with your child:
*Book lists, ready-to-use booktalks, read alikes, book reviews by children, and other information about children's literature: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/
*Recommended Reading Lists: www.hoagiesgifted.org/ reading_lists.htm
*Virtual Library of Math Manipulatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/ vlibrary.html
*Brain Teasers and Puzzles: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/braint.htm
*Word puzzles: http://crickler.com
*Connecting Young Thinkers from Around the World (Johns-Hopkins)https://cogito.org/
*EduHound: Everything for Education K12: www.eduhound.com
*Filamentality "Learning Web": www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil
*The Academy of Achievement: www.achievement.org